El Cajon, California - Facts & Figures
El Cajon, California is a city nestled in a valley with mountains on all sides, earning it the name "The Big Box." It didn't actually become a city until 1912, but was a Mexican land grant as early as 1845. El Cajon grew during the gold rush as the stopping over point for sleep and supplies. As a smaller town, El Cajon hosts some great community events, but The Cajon Classic Cruise is one of the nation's largest car events. It has a weekly theme and offers something for the hometown folks as well. Local restaurants have promos, and there are face painters and balloon artists to entertain the whole family.
- Population: 100,928
- Industries: Construction; Retail; Aerospace; Chemicals; Health care; Educational services; Accommodation and food services; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Public administration
- Area Codes: 619
- ZIP Codes: 92019, 92020, 92021, 92022, 92090
- Surrounding Cities: San Diego, CA; Bostonia, CA; Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, CA; Granite Hills, CA; Rancho San Diego, CA; Winter Gardens, CA; Santee, CA; La Mesa, CA; Spring Valley, CA